JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 03: Oscar Cardozo of Paraguay reacts after Iker Casillas of Spain saves his penalty kick during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Paraguay and Spain at Ellis Park Stadium on July 3 2010 in Johannesburg South Africa. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Paraguay and Ecuador are playing a CONMEBOL World Cup 2014 qualifier. Lucas Barrios and Antonio Valencia might make it fun. More likely than not, they will fail in this endeavor.
Paraguay are boring. They play pretty boring football. A lot of people don't like watching them, and I am one of those people. In the first two matchdays of CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup Qualifying, they were poor in a loss against Peru, then nicked a 1-1 draw off of Uruguay in the 92nd minute, thanks to a fumble by Fernando Muslera. Paraguay were very negative for most of the game. This is basically Paraguay and Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera in a nutshell.
On Friday, Paraguay host Ecuador, who defeated Venezuela 2-0 on Matchday 1. They had Matchday 2 off and played an incredibly boring friendly against the United States. Antonio Valencia looked very disinterested. It was terrible.
Both of these teams have plenty of talent and South American football often goes absolutely bananas. Simply due to the fact that players like Lucas Barrios and Valencia are going to be on the pitch, I can't tell you not to watch this game. I can't guarantee boringness. There is always a chance that it could get fun.
But, if you have some really cool stuff on your DVR or it's a gorgeous day outside...think about doing something else. The 0-0 potential is extremely high here.